Of Rioters & Royals (Swift Shadows Book 1) by M.L. Greye


“๐“ฆ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ฝ ๐“ฒ๐“ฏ ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ป ๐“ฎ๐”‚๐“ฎ ๐“ฌ๐“ธ๐“ต๐“ธ๐“ป ๐“ญ๐“ฎ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ถ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ป ๐“ช๐“ซ๐“ฒ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ฎ๐“ผ?”


๐“ž๐“ฏ ๐“ก๐“ฒ๐“ธ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ผ & ๐“ก๐“ธ๐”‚๐“ช๐“ต๐“ผ

๐ธ๐“‚๐“‡๐“Ž ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐‘…๐‘œ๐“Ž๐’ถ๐“ – ๐’ถ ๐“…๐“‡๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐ธ๐“ƒ๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐’น. ๐’œ๐“ˆ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐“‡๐’ถ๐’น๐’พ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ, ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’ถ ๐“€๐“ƒ๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰ ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’น๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“…๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‰๐‘’๐’ธ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“‡. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“๐“Ž ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐‘œ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’พ๐’ถ๐“๐“ˆ. ๐ป๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ž๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ๐‘”๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“‡๐‘’๐‘”๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐ธ๐“ƒ๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‚๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‚๐“…๐‘’๐“‰๐‘’ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’พ๐“‰๐“๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ซ๐“‡๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ’๐“ˆ ๐’ฆ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“…๐“‡๐‘œ๐’ท๐“๐‘’๐“‚, ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ, ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“…๐‘’๐‘œ๐“…๐“๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐ธ๐“ƒ๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐“…๐“๐’พ๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“‰๐“Œ๐‘œ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐’ธ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ: ๐‘…๐’พ๐‘œ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐‘…๐‘œ๐“Ž๐’ถ๐“๐“ˆ. ๐น๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐’ป๐‘’๐’ธ๐“‰ ๐“€๐“ƒ๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰ ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‡๐’พ๐‘’๐“ˆ. ๐’ฒ๐’ถ๐“‡ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‚๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐ธ๐“ƒ๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐’น.
๐’Ÿ๐‘’๐’ธ๐“๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐‘…๐’พ๐‘œ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡. ๐’œ๐“ƒ ๐“Š๐“…๐“‡๐’พ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“‡. ๐’œ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“‡๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰. ๐ป๐‘’ ๐“‚๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‡๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฅ๐‘’๐“Œ๐‘’๐“๐“ˆ – ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’๐’พ๐‘”๐“ƒ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‚๐’พ๐“๐“Ž ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐ธ๐“ƒ๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐’น. ๐’ด๐‘’๐“‰, ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป๐’ป๐‘’๐“‡๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“๐’ป ๐“Š๐“… ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐’ž๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ๐‘”๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’พ๐’ถ๐“๐“ˆ. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘€๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‡๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ, ๐“๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น๐‘’๐“‡ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘…๐’พ๐‘œ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ, ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐“‚๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“‡๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“… ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ท๐‘’๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ซ๐“‡๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ’๐“ˆ ๐’ฆ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰. ๐ป๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น๐“Ž ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“€, ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“‰๐’พ๐“ ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐’ธ๐“‰๐“Š๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“Ž ๐“‚๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰๐“ˆ ๐ธ๐“‚๐“‡๐“Ž ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’น๐’พ๐“ˆ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘’๐“‰๐“‡๐’ถ๐“Ž๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“๐’น ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐“‚๐“Š๐’ธ๐’ฝ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐’น๐’พ๐’ป๐’ป๐’พ๐’ธ๐“Š๐“๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐’ฝ๐‘’’๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰.

*** Synopsis copied from amazon. ca


Genre: Young Adult | Fiction | Fantasy| Powers/Magic | Romance

4 out of 5 stars!

A great young adult fantasy with a unique concept.

Now a days it’s truly difficult for authors especially when writing in a heavily popular genre and reading age. Finding something unique to the story, something to keep the reader engaged and wanting to read on. Almost every story has been written; so what can an author do to set it aside from other fantasy reads, to make sure it’s not just a clone of the book it sits next to on the shelf. M.L. Greye found a way with Of Rioters & Royals.

At first I thought “Hm… eye color determines your abilities?….So blue is this and brown is that…?” Man was I wrong. M.L. went into a bit more detail than just one color. Even the flecks of different colors in your eyes can choose a mix of abilities .. all depending on how many colors you have blended into those eyes of yours. This concept pulled me right in! I couldn’t help but want to know the characters and what abilities they may have been blessed with.

The story started off with destruction; the world felt a lot like what we are dealing with in today’s life. Sickness, disease, isolation, rationing, desperation and more. The only tiny, slight problem I had with this read was the story started out with chaos and than slowed right down until we got closer to the ending where it started to pick up again.

Now I understand world building is crucial for an author! Introducing their readers to this world they have created (especially when its a series, not a stand alone) the first book or two is the authors chance to set the world up, introduce the characters and this can tend to slow the pace of the read down. This being said, it didn’t take away from the read or make it bad in any way. I just wanted a bit more buzz.

Emory and Declan are fantastic characters! I love how Declan is out to betray Emory but finds out that it may not be as easy as he planned and Emory may have an idea of exactly what is going on. Their connection in the story is something to cherish. As the story goes they become closer, more connected and in ways that they could never have expected. Of Rioters & Royals is pretty romance heavy and rightfully so. If romance is not your thing, you may not enjoy this read. Although I say it’s still worth giving it a go since there is so much more to the story and you may just devour it.

Thank you so very much to M.L. Greye for sending me an e-copy to read and review. I look forward to seeing where their story goes from here in book two.


Publisher:ย Independently published

Release Date: January 17, 2019


And of course thank you all for reading

Your GREEN EYED Book Worm

-Nichole

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Better You Believe & Sour by Tony Evans

Better You Believe

thumbnail_IMG_5437๐•Œ๐•ฃ๐•“๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•๐•–๐•˜๐•–๐•Ÿ๐••๐•ค – ๐•–๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ช ๐•ฅ๐• ๐•จ๐•Ÿ ๐•™๐•’๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ž. ๐•ƒ๐• ๐•”๐•’๐• ๐•ง๐•’๐•ฃ๐•š๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐• ๐•— ๐•จ๐•š๐••๐•–๐•๐•ช ๐•œ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•จ๐•Ÿ ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค ๐•ก๐•’๐•ค๐•ค๐•–๐•• ๐••๐• ๐•จ๐•Ÿ ๐•—๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ž ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•– ๐•˜๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ฉ๐•ฅ.๐•‹๐•™๐•–๐•ช ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•– ๐•—๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ž ๐•ฅ๐•’๐•๐•–๐•ค ๐• ๐•— ๐•™๐•’๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•• ๐•™๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•–๐•ค ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•ž๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•”๐•๐• ๐•ค๐•–๐•ฅ, ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•”๐•™๐•–๐•ค ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐••๐•’๐•ฃ๐•œ ๐•”๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•–๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐•จ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ๐•– ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐••. ๐•€โ€™๐•ง๐•– ๐•™๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ž ๐•’๐•๐• ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ž๐•ช ๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ง๐•–๐•๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฆ๐•˜๐•™ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐”ธ๐•ก๐•ก๐•’๐•๐•’๐•”๐•™๐•š๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•ค๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•’๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ ๐•Œ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•–๐•• ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ค. ๐•‹๐•™๐•– ๐•ข๐•ฆ๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐•š๐•ค, ๐••๐•  ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐•“๐•–๐•๐•š๐•–๐•ง๐•–, ๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•š๐•ฅ ๐•’๐•๐• ๐•ž๐•’๐••๐•– ๐•ฆ๐•ก? ๐•Š๐• ๐•ž๐•–๐•ฅ๐•š๐•ž๐•–๐•ค ๐•š๐•ฅโ€™๐•ค ๐•“๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•™๐•–๐•–๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•’๐••๐•ง๐•š๐•”๐•– ๐•˜๐•š๐•ง๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐• ๐•ค๐•– ๐• ๐•๐•• ๐•—๐•’๐•ž๐•š๐•๐•š๐•’๐•ฃ ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค. ๐”ธ๐•—๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•’๐•๐•, ๐•’๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐• ๐•๐•• ๐•Š๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ก๐•’ ๐•ค๐•’๐•ช๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•˜๐• ๐•–๐•ค – ๐•„๐•’๐•ช๐•“๐•– ๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•–. ๐•„๐•’๐•ช๐•“๐•– ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•–. ๐”น๐•–๐•ฅ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐•“๐•–๐•๐•š๐•–๐•ง๐•–.

*** Synopsis copied from amazon.ca

Genre: Adult | Urban Legends | Horror | Paranormal

5 out of 5 stars!

Better You Believe is a collection of short stories. All urban legends Tony has come across over the years, while on his own adventures.

Nothing better than the perfect scary story as a kid. What we may not realise at that age, is a lot of the stories that have circled around come from urban legends our parents or family members have heard.

Tony not only brought attention to urban legends I myself had never heard of. He brought them to life, putting his own little spin on them. These are tales that will stick with me for a very long time, perhaps even for life.

These bizarre, creepy, strange stories are very fast paced and will leave you itching for more of each.

Some of the characters are so relate-able and you can’t help but feel emotions along side them, some of these myths will come across very cheeky, but know that there is a good life lesson to learn in each. So be sure to pay attention to the underlining message.

Tony’s writing is so enjoyable. No added filler, no drawn out sections, great story development, the characters are done really well and as I mentioned each story is very fast paced. You will fly through this collection in no time while being entertained the whole time, you may even be shocked by some of the twists that come along.

Yes! Of course I would recommend Better You Believe.

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Publisher: Independently Published

Date: February 11, 2019

 



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If Better You Believe sounds like something that would be right up your alley! Than you must check out Sour by Tony Evans



 

 

Sour

thumbnail_IMG_5436๐”ป๐•–๐•–๐•ก ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ž๐• ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•’๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐• ๐•— ๐”ธ๐•ก๐•ก๐•’๐•๐•’๐•”๐•™๐•š๐•’, ๐•’ ๐•๐•–๐•˜๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•š๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐• ๐•๐•• ๐•’๐•“๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฅ ๐•ค๐• ๐•ž๐•–๐•ฅ๐•™๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•œ๐•ค ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐••๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ค๐•– ๐•จ๐• ๐• ๐••๐•ค ๐• ๐•— ๐”พ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•”๐•œ โ„๐• ๐•๐•๐•–๐•ฃ. ๐”ธ ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•”๐•™ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•ค๐•’๐•š๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•๐•š๐•ง๐•– ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ๐•–, ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•– ๐•จ๐•™๐• ๐•ค๐•– ๐•’๐•ก๐•ก๐•–๐•ฅ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•– ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•”๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ ๐•ค๐• ๐•ฆ๐•๐•ค ๐••๐•’๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ค ๐•“๐•’๐•”๐•œ ๐•™๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐••๐•ฃ๐•–๐••๐•ค ๐• ๐•— ๐•ช๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ค.

๐•Š๐•’๐•ž ๐”ฝ๐•๐•–๐•ฅ๐•”๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•™๐•’๐•• ๐•™๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ช ๐•™๐•š๐•ค ๐•จ๐•™๐• ๐•๐•– ๐•๐•š๐•—๐•–, ๐•“๐•ฆ๐•ฅ ๐•™๐•– ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐•๐•๐•ช ๐•“๐•–๐•๐•š๐•–๐•ง๐•–๐•• ๐•š๐•ฅ. ๐”ธ๐•—๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•’๐•๐•, ๐•’๐•ค ๐•™๐•š๐•ค ๐•—๐•’๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•’๐•๐•จ๐•’๐•ช๐•ค ๐•ค๐•’๐•š๐••, ๐•š๐•ฅ’๐•ค ๐•›๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐• ๐•๐•• ๐•—๐• ๐•๐•œ๐•ฅ๐•’๐•๐•–… ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•๐•ช ๐•’ ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ช.

๐”น๐•ฆ๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•จ๐•  ๐•ช๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•’๐•˜๐• , ๐•ค๐• ๐•ž๐•–๐•ฅ๐•™๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•™๐•’๐•ก๐•ก๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•ž๐•’๐••๐•– ๐•™๐•š๐•ž ๐•“๐•–๐•๐•š๐•–๐•ง๐•–.

*** Synopsis copied from amazon.ca

Genre: Adult | Urban Legends | Horror | Paranormal

5 out of 5 stars!

Sour is a mix of some of the urban legends you may have read in “Better You Believe”ย ย all wrapped together in one perfect creepy bundle.

The moment I started to dive into Sour I thought… YES! This is it. I wanted more of these stories and I am getting just that.

Sam has to takes some drastic steps to try and rectify a huge loss after some very poor choices but again things may never be the same and might be better off just left alone.

I really enjoyed Sour, so happy I picked it up immediately after Better You Believe. It helped satisfy some of the thirst I had for more on these legends.

Again I would recommend Sour as well! I may even recommend reading them one after the other so everything is fresh in your mind….. Your welcome!

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I can’t wait to read more of Tony’s work!… Masterpieces.


Publisher: Independently Published

Date: October 19, 2019


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Myth of a Book Worm

-Nichole

The Scrimshaw Worm by Daniel Dunkle

๐ผ๐“‰โ€™๐“ˆ ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿช๐Ÿง๐Ÿฃ. ๐’ฒ๐’พ๐“๐“ ๐’ž๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‡๐‘’๐“Ž ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“๐’น ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“๐’ป ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“๐’น ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐‘”๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“ˆ๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‹๐‘œ๐“Ž๐’ถ๐‘”๐‘’, ๐’ท๐“Š๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ˆ, ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“‡๐“‹๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’น๐‘œ๐’ธ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“… ๐’ฑ๐’พ๐“‡๐‘”๐’พ๐“ ๐’ž๐‘œ๐’ป๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“… ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‚๐’พ๐“๐’พ๐’ถ๐“‡ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ 514cVO-VRML._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_๐‘œ๐’ป๐’ป๐’พ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‡๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐‘”๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ˆ. ๐’œ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ถ ๐“‚๐“Ž๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐’พ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ˆ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ƒ, ๐’Ÿ๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐“Ž, ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ฟ๐‘œ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐“‡๐‘’๐“Œ ๐’ถ๐’ป๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐’น๐“‡๐’พ๐’ป๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐‘œ๐“…๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“๐‘’๐’ท๐‘œ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐’ป๐“Š๐“๐“ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ฝ๐“Š๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“ˆ. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐’ท๐’ถ๐“ ๐’ท๐“‡๐’พ๐’น๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ธ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐’น๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ ๐’ท๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€ ๐“Œ๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ธ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‰ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐’น๐‘’, ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“…๐“ˆ ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“€๐‘’๐’น ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž ๐’ป๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ๐’ฝ. ๐’ฒ๐‘œ๐“‡๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ถ๐“๐“, ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’โ€™๐“ˆ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“…โ€ฆ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ท๐‘’๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“…๐’พ๐’ธ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐‘œ๐’ป๐’ป ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‚๐’ท๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐“‡๐‘’๐“Œ. ๐’ช๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‹๐‘œ๐“Ž๐’ถ๐‘”๐‘’, ๐’พ๐“‰โ€™๐“ˆ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“๐‘œ๐‘œ๐’น ๐“ˆ๐“…๐’ถ๐“‰๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’๐’น ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’น๐‘’๐’ธ๐“€. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‚๐’พ๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐“๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น, ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐’ท๐“๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“Ž ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“…. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’โ€™๐“ˆ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“๐“ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“ƒ๐‘œ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“๐“… ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‚๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”. ๐ผ๐’ป ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‚๐’พ๐“๐“Ž ๐’ถ๐‘”๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒ, ๐’ฒ๐’พ๐“๐“ ๐“‚๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐“Š๐“‚๐“‚๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡๐’ถ๐‘”๐‘’ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“ˆ๐“…๐‘’๐’ถ๐“€๐’ถ๐’ท๐“๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‡๐“ˆโ€ฆ

*** Synopsis copied from amazon.ca

Genre: Adult | Fiction | Horror | Thriller

4 out of 5 stars!

A unique read!

I am a fan of odd, eerie, gruesome reads and The Scrimshaw Worm hit on those themes well.

Your main character, Will seems like a really good guy. He will protect those that just can’t or won’t protect themselves, he also has a soft spot in his heart for some in his life. After a harsh yet passionate act Will’s choices have forced him to serve as a doctor on a Whaling Voyage, even though he promised himself never again. During his journey on the ship they save a women who seems to be a damsel in distress from a dyer situation. Shortly after, crew members start to disappear, some are attacked, some are killed and left for the rest of the crew to find and yet no one knows what’s happening.

The Scrimshaw Worm leaves you antsy to know what or who is attacking the crew.

I enjoyed The Scrimshaw Worm and I am happy I picked it up.

I only have a couple very small reasons why I took a star off my rating and please keep in mind these are my own opinions and you may not feel the same when picking up this read for yourself. These reasons also don’t take away from the story line, characters, plot or Daniel’s writing.ย 

I found the down time in-between the action, although short and not drawn out, was very slow. I wanted to rush through those moments in order to get back to the action. Again this is most likely just me and it may show that the book was well written because I obviously wanted more. Also the down time was not just filler, it was information that was crucial to the story so I had to slow myself down and take it all in. My only other reason was that you got such a strong glimpse of who Will was back on the mainland and a sneak peak into one relationship in particular he held and I found that I missed not having that closure at the end of the story to see how things were off the waters.

All in all I would recommend this read. I think it will be unlike any of the novels you have in your collection currently.

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Be sure to check out Daniel’s website @ http://indiehorrorwriter.com/ or give him a follow on twitter @ https://twitter.com/IndieHorrorWri1


Publisher: Independently Publishedย 

Release date: May 6, 2018


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Goryย Book Worm

-Nichole

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต…

๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ.

๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ:

๐•‹โ„๐”ผ

๐•‹๐•†๐•ƒ๐•ƒ

๐˜ˆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜›๐˜๐˜Œ ๐˜•๐˜Œ๐˜ž ๐˜ ๐˜–๐˜™๐˜’ ๐˜›๐˜๐˜”๐˜Œ๐˜š ๐˜‰๐˜Œ๐˜š๐˜›๐˜š๐˜Œ๐˜“๐˜“๐˜๐˜•๐˜Ž ๐˜ˆ๐˜™๐˜Š ๐˜–๐˜ ๐˜ˆ ๐˜š๐˜Š๐˜ ๐˜›๐˜๐˜Œ ๐˜›๐˜™๐˜๐˜“๐˜–๐˜Ž๐˜  ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ

๐˜•๐˜Œ๐˜ˆ๐˜“ ๐˜š๐˜๐˜œ๐˜š๐˜›๐˜Œ๐˜™๐˜”๐˜ˆ๐˜•

๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ

๐˜š๐˜—๐˜–๐˜๐˜“๐˜Œ๐˜™ ๐˜๐˜™๐˜Œ๐˜Œ.

***Incredible Arc Cover***


“THE CONCLUSION TO NEAL SHUSTERMAN’S BREATHTAKING BESTSELLING TRILOGY IS IN YOUR HANDS….PROTECT IT”


thumbnail_IMG_4524Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction | Dystopia | Fantasy

4 out of 5 stars

It’s always hard to review the next book in a trilogy or series without giving spoilers away.

The Toll is a book that had so many readers itching to get their hands on. Needing answers, wanting to find out exactly want happens. Thanks to Simon and Schuster Canada I received a surprise arc copy right on release day.

I have seen such a mix of reviews for this conclusion on such a hyped young adult trilogy and I am here to say I am on the positive side of these reviews.

Neal Shusterman created this incredible unique world, with such meaningful characters, a powerful underlining story and lets not forget his incredible writing.

The Toll only added to this creation. Not only does the reader receive closure on so many open moments lingering from Scythe and Thunderhead but the story adds even more twists and turns keeping you committed to the end.

The Toll does surpass 600 pages making this a longer read than your average 300-350 page novel. I may say my only small negative on this read was the filler. There were times when I did find my mind drifting and it seemed to be during those moments. Parts that aren’t necessarily crucial to the plot or characters. Although; when I pick up a larger sized book I expect there to be some filler. The author has taken all this time to create this fantastic world and they want to be sure they are showing the reader each and every corner of it.

All in all I really did enjoy this read and I look forward to what Neal has in store next.


“It is our nature… to surpass nature.”


Thank you again to Simon & Schuster Canada for sending this arc my way for review.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Release date: November 5, 2019


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Spoiled Book Worm

-Nichole

Your Move by Michelle Young

๐˜–๐˜•๐˜Œ ๐˜‹๐˜Œ๐˜ˆ๐˜‹. ๐˜š๐˜๐˜Œ’๐˜š ๐˜•๐˜Œ๐˜Ÿ๐˜›.
๐˜ž๐˜๐˜– ๐˜Š๐˜ˆ๐˜• ๐˜š๐˜๐˜Œ ๐˜›๐˜™๐˜œ๐˜š๐˜›?


๐˜พ๐™ก๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™œ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™˜๐™ก๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃโ€™๐™ฉ ๐™—๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™. ๐™Ž๐™๐™šโ€™๐™จ ๐™—๐™ช๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฉ ๐™– ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™› ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™š ๐™ ๐™š๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™– ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š. ๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐™๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ, ๐™จ๐™๐™š ๐™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™–๐™›๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™™๐™š๐™š๐™ฅ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™š๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™. ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™–๐™œ๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ง. ๐™’๐™๐™ค ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™ง? ๐™’๐™๐™ค ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ? ๐™๐™š๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ก๐™ค๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฃ, ๐˜พ๐™ก๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™› ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™ž๐™™๐™™๐™ก๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™– ๐™ข๐™ช๐™ง๐™™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™œ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ. ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™ง ๐™๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™–๐™›๐™š. ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™ง ๐™—๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™–๐™งโ€”๐™–๐™œ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ. ๐™Ž๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™, ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ง, ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ž๐™ฉ. ๐˜พ๐™ก๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ข๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™ ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™› ๐™–๐™จ ๐™จ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™—๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š.

*** Synopsis copied from amazon.ca


Genre: Adult | Psychological Thriller

5 out of 5 stars

A psychological thriller at its best!

Your Move is intense.

It will have you on the end of your seat and your heart pumping.

Michelle blew me away with her writing style, she did so many things right. Not only did she dedicate the perfect amount of time to the plot, really building the perfect layout for the story line but Your Move is also extremely character driven. It’s not easy to get that perfect delicate balance of both worlds but Michelle nailed it.

thumbnail_IMG_3945Your Move will keep you completely engrossed throughout the whole read. Just as you are getting comfortable and really feel you know where the story is going, Michelle throws you for a complete spiral.

Claire will experience memories of her past or the story may jump from present to the future, yet you don’t get a full view into Claire’s history and why she’s hiding. You get that perfect tidbit here and there… Just enough to keep you gripping on… wanting more.

I admired Claire’s strength! I also adored some of the relationships that started throughout this novel, so heart warming and a large piece of the story you will want to cling onto.

Your Move is everything I could ask for in a psychological thriller. It will really mess with your mind. Be prepared!



Thank you so much to Michelle Young for sending me this copy for review.

Michelle is a Canadian author of two poetry books, Salt & Light (2017) and Without Fear (2019). Your Move is her debut novel.

Published: September 5, 2019



And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Courageousย Book Worm

-Nichole

Lost in the Clouds: a Journey from Death to the Afterlife by R.K. Gold

๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž ๐‚๐š๐ง๐ญ๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž. ๐‡๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ ๐š ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ข๐จ๐œ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฃ๐จ๐›, ๐š ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž, ๐š๐ง ๐จ๐ง-๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฎ๐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž.

๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐›๐ฅ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž.

๐๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐š๐, ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž.

๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ ๐ฎ๐ข๐๐ž ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฌ; ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐.

๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ, ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฒ ๐›๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก.

***Synopsis copied from amazon.ca


Genre: Adult | Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal

ย 5 out of 5 stars

BRILLIANT!ย 

Honestly, this review could stop right here! Simply………Brilliant.ย 

Not only does Gold have some of the most unusual concepts for his novels but his writing is absolutely phenomenal.

Lost In The Clouds is such a thought provoking, profound read. Neville is faced with the hardest moment in his life. Having to sever all ties with the life you lived, saying goodbye to those you love and things that were near and dear to your heart is hard enough. Finding out not everything you thought you knew was honest. This only stirs the pot of emotions much deeper.

Through Neville’s desperate journey to find that closure and to be able to move on, not wanting to face a consequence worse than death itself wasn’t the only heart-full piece of this read. Neville learns about himself, he realises some negative moments in his life he can’t only point the finger at others… he is just as much to blame. This sat heavy with me! It made me think back on my own choices and whether I dealt with them in the purest of heart or out of anger.

One paragraph in this book really stuck with me and will forever have me thinking.

“Who am I to judge what gives us our identity? Many struggle to find meaning in a hundred lifetimes. If you were lucky enough to have a purpose day in and day out, well, perhaps you lived more than most. And if you don’t regret it, why should I regret it for you?”ย 

I took so much from this incredibly powerful read. Be honest to yourselves, be honest to others, have the utmost respect for everyone and everything around you. Don’t ever take advantages of moments, hold your memories close. Life is meaningful and we only get one to live. Don’t have any regrets.



Thank you so much to R.K. Gold for sending Lost In The Clouds to me. R.K. did not ask me for a full review but I was so moved by it….I had to.



And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Motivatedย Book Worm

-Nichole

Suggested Reading by Dave Connis

โ„‚๐•๐•’๐•ฃ๐•’ ๐”ผ๐•ง๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐•š๐•ค ๐•™๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•—๐•š๐•–๐•• ๐•จ๐•™๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•ค๐•™๐•– ๐••๐•š๐•ค๐•”๐• ๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•”๐•š๐•ก๐•’๐•โ€™๐•ค โ€œ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐• ๐•™๐•š๐•“๐•š๐•ฅ๐•–๐•• ๐•ž๐•–๐••๐•š๐•’โ€ ๐•™๐•š๐•ฅ ๐•๐•š๐•ค๐•ฅ. ๐•‹๐•™๐•– ๐•š๐•”๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•” ๐•“๐• ๐• ๐•œ๐•ค ๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•๐•š๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•™๐•’๐•ง๐•– ๐•“๐•–๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•ก๐•ฆ๐•๐•๐•–๐•• ๐•—๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ž ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•๐•š๐•“๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ช ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•–๐•Ÿโ€™๐•ฅ ๐•’๐•๐•๐• ๐•จ๐•–๐•• ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ช๐•จ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ๐•– ๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ค๐•”๐•™๐• ๐• ๐•โ€™๐•ค ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ž๐•š๐•ค๐•–๐•ค. ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•ฆ๐••๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐•”๐•’๐•ฆ๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•”๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•“๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•จ๐•š๐•๐• ๐•“๐•– ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•๐•ช ๐•ก๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ค๐•™๐•–๐••.

๐•„๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ช ๐• ๐•— ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ค๐•– ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค ๐•™๐•’๐•ง๐•– ๐•”๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•–๐•• โ„‚๐•๐•’๐•ฃ๐•’โ€™๐•ค ๐•๐•š๐•—๐•–, ๐•ค๐•  ๐•ค๐•™๐•–โ€™๐•ค ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•ฅ ๐•˜๐• ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ค๐•š๐•ฅ ๐•“๐•’๐•”๐•œ ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•จ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•”๐•™ ๐•จ๐•™๐•š๐•๐•– ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐••๐•ฃ๐•’๐•”๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•”๐•š๐•ก๐•’๐• ๐•’๐•“๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•–๐•ค ๐•™๐•š๐•ค ๐•ก๐• ๐•จ๐•–๐•ฃ. ๐•Š๐•™๐•–โ€™๐•ค ๐•˜๐• ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•œ๐•– ๐•“๐•’๐•”๐•œ.

๐•Š๐•  โ„‚๐•๐•’๐•ฃ๐•’ ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐••๐•–๐•ฃ๐•˜๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•๐•š๐•“๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ช ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•๐• ๐•”๐•œ๐•–๐•ฃ, ๐••๐• ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•’ ๐•ค๐•™๐•’๐••๐•ช ๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•’๐••๐•– ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•๐•–๐•ค ๐•๐•š๐•œ๐•– ๐•Š๐•ก๐•–๐•’๐•œ ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•‹๐•™๐•– โ„‚๐•™๐• ๐•”๐• ๐•๐•’๐•ฅ๐•– ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ. ๐”น๐•ฆ๐•ฅ ๐•จ๐•™๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•– ๐• ๐•— ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•“๐• ๐• ๐•œ๐•ค ๐•ค๐•™๐•– ๐•๐• ๐•ง๐•–๐•ค ๐•ž๐• ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•”๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•”๐•ฅ๐•–๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•’ ๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•˜๐•–๐••๐•ช ๐•ค๐•™๐•– ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•ค๐•’๐•จ ๐•”๐• ๐•ž๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜, โ„‚๐•๐•’๐•ฃ๐•’โ€™๐•ค ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ๐•”๐•–๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•—๐•’๐•”๐•– ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•๐•– ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•š๐•ฅ.

๐•Ž๐•š๐•๐• ๐•ค๐•™๐•– ๐•“๐•– ๐•’๐•“๐•๐•– ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ž๐•’๐•œ๐•– ๐•ก๐•–๐•’๐•”๐•– ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•”๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•—๐•๐•š๐•”๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•—๐•–๐•–๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•ค, ๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•—๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•š๐•ค ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•“๐•๐•– ๐•”๐•’๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•– ๐•ฅ๐• ๐•  ๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฆ๐•˜๐•™ ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•“๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ?

***Synopsis copied from amazon.ca


Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary

4 out of 5 stars

What a fun read! Such a great concept!

A book about books. Something all of us bookworms can relate to and enjoy!

I found Suggested Readingย refreshing. With a well written plot and a character driven story it was a light-hearted read that touches on some heavy topics.thumbnail_IMG_3864

Clara’s passion for reading and her love for books was admirable. By starting the locker library she shared this love with others and impacted their lives greatly. What Clara may not have know was how much she was going to grow from this herself and the incredible friends she was going to make.

So many hidden messages within this text as well. Don’t judge people by how they look, the amount of money they have or the people they hang around with. You never know what’s going on inside peoples heads, they may surprise you. Also… never give up! When you have a passion fight for your beliefs whether you are right or succeed it’s all worth it.

Dave’s attention to detail with each book mentioned throughout Suggested Reading was impressive. You can see his time and dedication while writing his masterpiece. This only added to an already enjoyable read.

Suggested Reading also fits well with the “cancelled culture” currently circulating today.

All in all I did enjoy this book and would recommend you giving it a go. Besides I am sure you want to know just how Clara pulled this off…don’t you?



Thank you so much to HarperCollins Canada & HCC Frenzy for sending this arc my way for review.

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release date: September 17, 2019


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Book Hoarding Book Worm

-Nichole

Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai

๐ผ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ ๐’น๐’ถ๐“Ž๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฑ๐’พแป‡๐“‰ ๐’ฉ๐’ถ๐“‚ ๐’ฒ๐’ถ๐“‡, ๐ปแบฑ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐“๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡, ๐ฟ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ฝ, ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐’พ๐“‡๐“…๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‰, ๐’น๐‘’๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“‚๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ถ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“ˆ๐’ถ๐’ป๐‘’๐“‰๐“Ž ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’œ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‡๐’พ๐’ธ๐’ถ. ๐ผ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ ๐“ˆ๐“…๐“๐’พ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’น, ๐ฟ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ฝ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‡๐’พ๐“…๐“…๐‘’๐’น ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‚๐“ˆโ€”๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐ปแบฑ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“๐‘’๐’ป๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘’๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“‡-๐“‰๐‘œ๐“‡๐“ƒ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“‡๐“Ž.

๐’ฎ๐’พ๐“ ๐“Ž๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐“๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡, ๐ปแบฑ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“‚๐’ถ๐’น๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“‡๐“Š๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ ๐’ฟ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐’ฑ๐’พแป‡๐“‰ ๐’ฉ๐’ถ๐“‚ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“Œ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ฏ๐‘’๐“๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ป๐“Š๐‘”๐‘’๐‘’. ๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’น๐‘œ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ƒโ€™๐“‰ ๐“€๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“Œ ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Œ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“๐“ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐“๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘œ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“‰๐’พ๐“ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰๐“ˆ ๐ฟ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘…๐‘œ๐“Ž, ๐’ถ ๐’ธ๐’พ๐“‰๐“Ž ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“Ž ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐’ท๐’พ๐‘” ๐“‡๐‘œ๐’น๐‘’๐‘œ ๐’น๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‚๐“ˆ, ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘œ ๐’น๐‘’๐’ธ๐’พ๐’น๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“๐“… ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡.

๐ปแบฑ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐’ฟ๐‘œ๐“Ž๐‘’๐’น ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“‰๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐ฟ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ฝ. ๐ต๐“Š๐“‰ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“๐’พ๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’น๐‘œ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ƒโ€™๐“‰ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‚๐‘’๐“‚๐’ท๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡, ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’พ๐“‡ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‚๐’พ๐“๐“Ž, ๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ฑ๐’พแป‡๐“‰ ๐’ฉ๐’ถ๐“‚, ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐“‡๐“Š๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’น. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’น๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘’๐“‰๐“Œ๐‘’๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‚ ๐’ป๐‘’๐‘’๐“๐“ˆ ๐‘”๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡, ๐ปแบฑ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“๐“ ๐’น๐‘œ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“Ž๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ท๐“‡๐’พ๐’น๐‘”๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘”๐’ถ๐“….

***Synopsis copied from amazon.ca


Genre: Young Adult | Historical Fiction

3 out of 5 stars

Butterfly yellow is a heavy story about the awful kidnappings that happened during the Vietnam War and sits close to home for Thanhha Lai herself. She fled Vietnam during the war with her family and ended up in Alabama, USA.

Knowing the concept of Butterfly Yellow sat so close to her personal life story, right away I thought I was going to be raving about this read.

Although the story is heart wrenching I didn’t enjoy it near as much as I thought I would. Which honestly breaks my heart to say and makes me feel awful, especially being such a thumbnail_IMG_3740raw look into true moments from the past and touching on awful moments that still happen to this day in some countries.

Butterfly Yellow had huge potential to be an extremely powerful story.

The first 70-80 pages of this book started off amazing with Hang finally reaching the US to find her brother, who she believed to still be in danger. But as Hang met LeeRoy a wonderful young man willing to help Hang in her desperate travels. The story started to fall apart. I found it very choppy and as if details were left out. I was finding myself having a hard time following what was happening, almost as if the plot needed more context. There were also added moments of drama that I felt didn’t need to be in this already overwhelming sad story.

I have heard raving reviews on Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out & Back Again, which is written in verse. There were moments while reading Butterfly Yellow that I felt Lai was almost heading toward writingย  in that format. Maybe that would have brought this read to life for me….. I don’t know.

All this being said, Butterfly Yellow is not an awful novel and many would connect with it on a different level than I have.

I am not upset by any means that I read Butterfly Yellow. It brings attention to events that shouldn’t be ignored or forgotten and if history is an interest of yours at all, than I do suggest you give this one a go.



Thank you so much to HarperCollins Canada & HCC Frenzy for sending this arc my way for review.

Publisher: HarperCollins

Release date: September 3, 2019


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Heart Felt Book Worm

-Nichole

 

 

Kill River & Kill River 2 by Cameron Roubique

๐™†๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง & ๐™†๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง 2



ษชษด แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฑแดœแดแดแด‡ส€ แด๊œฐ 1983, แด›สœษชส€แด›แด‡แด‡ษด-สแด‡แด€ส€-แดสŸแด… แด„สษดแด…ษช แด€ษดแด… สœแด‡ส€ แด›สœส€แด‡แด‡ ษดแด‡แดก-๊œฐแดแดœษดแด… ๊œฐส€ษชแด‡ษดแด…๊œฑ, ๊œฑแด›แด€แด„ส, แดขแด€แด„แด‹, แด€ษดแด… ส™ส€แด€แด… แด…แด‡แด„ษชแด…แด‡ แด›แด ๊œฑษดแด‡แด€แด‹ แด€แดกแด€ส ๊œฐส€แดแด แด›สœแด‡ษชส€ ๊œฑแดœแดแดแด‡ส€ แด„แด€แดแด˜ ษชษด แด›สœแด‡ แดษชแด…แด…สŸแด‡ แด๊œฐ แด›สœแด‡ ษดษชษขสœแด› ส™ส ส€แด€๊œฐแด›ษชษดษข แด…แดแดกษด แด›สœแด‡ ษดแด‡แด€ส€ส™ส ส€ษชแด แด‡ส€๊œฑ. แด€๊œฐแด›แด‡ส€ ๊œฑแด˜แด‡ษดแด…ษชษดษข แด€ แด›แด‡ษด๊œฑแด‡ ษดษชษขสœแด› สŸแด๊œฑแด› ษชษด แด›สœแด‡ แดกแดแดแด…๊œฑ, แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฐแดแดœส€ แด›แด‡แด‡ษดแด€ษขแด‡ส€๊œฑ ๊œฑแด›แดœแดส™สŸแด‡ ษชษดแด›แด แด€ แดส๊œฑแด›แด‡ส€ษชแดแดœ๊œฑ แดกแด€แด›แด‡ส€ แด˜แด€ส€แด‹ แด›สœแด€แด› แด€แด˜แด˜แด‡แด€ส€๊œฑ แด›แด ส™แด‡ แด„แดแดแด˜สŸแด‡แด›แด‡สŸส แด‡แดแด˜แด›ส.

แด€แด› ๊œฐษชส€๊œฑแด› แด›สœแด‡ส แด€ส€แด‡ แด›สœส€ษชสŸสŸแด‡แด… แด›แด สœแด€แด แด‡ แด›สœแด‡ ส€ษชแด…แด‡๊œฑ แด€สŸสŸ แด›แด แด›สœแด‡แด๊œฑแด‡สŸแด แด‡๊œฑ, แด€แด› สŸแด‡แด€๊œฑแด› แดœษดแด›ษชสŸ แดษดแด‡ แด๊œฐ แด›สœแด‡แด แด…ษช๊œฑแด€แด˜แด˜แด‡แด€ส€๊œฑ. ๊œฑแดแดษด แด›สœแด‡ส แด…ษช๊œฑแด„แดแด แด‡ส€ แด›สœแด€แด› แด›สœแด‡ส แด€ส€แด‡ แด›ส€แด€แด˜แด˜แด‡แด… ษชษด แด›สœแด‡ แด˜แด€ส€แด‹, แด€ษดแด… แด€ แด…แด€ส€แด‹ ๊œฐษชษขแดœส€แด‡ ษช๊œฑ ๊œฑแด›แด€สŸแด‹ษชษดษข แด›สœแด‡แด ๊œฐส€แดแด แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฑสœแด€แด…แดแดก๊œฑ, แด˜ษชแด„แด‹ษชษดษข แด›สœแด‡แด แด๊œฐ๊œฐ แดษดแด‡ ส™ส แดษดแด‡. แดษดแด„แด‡ ษดษชษขสœแด› ๊œฐแด€สŸสŸ๊œฑ, แด„สษดแด…ษช แดกษชสŸสŸ สœแด€แด แด‡ แด›แด ๊œฐษชษขสœแด› แด›แด แด‡๊œฑแด„แด€แด˜แด‡ แด›สœแด‡ แด˜แด€ส€แด‹, แด€ แดแด€๊œฑแด‹แด‡แด… แดแด€ษดษชแด€แด„, แด€ษดแด… แด€ สŸษชแด ษชษดษข ษดษชษขสœแด›แดแด€ส€แด‡.

*** Synopsis copied from amazon.ca

5 out of 5 stars – for both

Cameron has done it! He is a new favourite author of mine.

I honestly had never read a 80’s slasher horror read before. To be honest I never even realised anything such as this existed within sub genres in horror. Until I took part in the BookTube’s: Bloody Beach Readatlong. Thank goodness for this readalong held by incredible BookTubers because I have now found one of my favourite type of reads within horror.

Kill River and Kill River 2 read exactly as 80’s slasher films. The first half is a slower paced read. Giving the perfect moment to introduce the characters, get a feel for their personalities and what they were all about. The plot was described in such perfect detail. I could really envision the scenes and where the characters where in each moment. It also gave me time to pick and choose my favourite characters and not so favourite.

thumbnail_IMG_3674Iย  found myself even before the creepy moments started working around in my head who I thought was going to be killed first and potentially how they were going to die.

You know….just based on your typical slasher film rules. You know … those rules….If you don’t… than I don’t think you are a true slasher films lover!

Cameron’s description for both the characters and the settings were phenomenal and without being overly wordy. I felt as though I was seeing everything Cyndi and her friends where in the moment, right down to the beautifully landscaped water park decorated with the perfect wildflowers and other designs. Now this may become to hard for some to read when the murder scenes start. They did get extremely gruesome at times, so be sure you have a good strong stomach…. I can’t stress this enough.

These reads are not for everyone. But if you want to experience some of that 80’s slasher film nostalgic feels be sure to pick up both Kill River and its amazing sequel Kill River 2.


“๐•‚๐•š๐•๐• โ„๐•š๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•’ ๐•จ๐•š๐•๐•• ๐•จ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•ก๐•’๐•ฃ๐•œ ๐•ฃ๐•š๐••๐•– ๐•—๐•š๐•๐•๐•–๐•• ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•“๐•๐• ๐• ๐••, ๐•˜๐• ๐•ฃ๐•–, ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ‘๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜๐•ค ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•’๐•๐•˜๐•š๐•’. ๐•Š๐•๐•’๐•ค๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•—๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•›๐• ๐•š๐•”๐•–, ๐• ๐•๐•• ๐•ค๐•”๐•™๐• ๐• ๐• ๐•™๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•“๐•’๐•”๐•œ!”


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Gruesomeย Book Worm

-Nichole

 

 

Fat Camp by James Sabata

๐…๐€๐“ ๐‚๐€๐Œ๐


๐’๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“, ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐‚๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ ๐–๐šลกรญฤ๐ฎ, ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ-๐œ๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐.๐๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฉ ๐Œ๐œ๐‚๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ฌ; ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐š๐ ๐ ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐๐ž๐ž๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ž. ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐š ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐๐š๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š๐œ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ-๐›๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ฌ, ๐๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐จ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ-๐๐จ๐ฎ๐›๐ญโ€ฆ โ€ฆ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ญ๐ž.

*** Synopsis copied from amazon.ca

5 out of 5 stars

The slasher horror read with a deep underlining story.

Fat Camp was brilliant.

Phillip had lost so much in his close family life. Decides its time to do better by himself, runs off to camp Wasicu to lose weight. Only to lose much more than what he signed up for. Yet the strength that builds within Phillip is inspiring. He himself is a force to be reckoned with.

thumbnail_IMG_3665The slasher moments within Fat Camp were well done. They reminded me of a true slasher film. Quick, unexpected and shocking. Also not over the top, quiet realistic which only added to the chill factor.

I know the focus for most while reading this book is the murder scenes but I couldn’t help but get pulled right into the character growth as well. Existing relationships that flourished and new relationships launched. All while getting your quench of shocking, gory moments.

Moral of the story with Fat Camp. Don’t mess around with others, be careful how you wrong people. You never know who will decide to get an awful revenge!

Fat Camp was the perfect edition to my summer reads! Thank goodness my son was back from his summer camp long before I read this.

I would highly recommend this read. Sneak it in before our summer is completely gone.



“๐”ฝ๐•š๐•๐•๐•–๐•• ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•’๐•๐•๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•Š๐•๐•’๐•ค๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•—๐•š๐•๐•ž๐•ค ๐• ๐•— ๐•ช๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ช๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ, ๐”ฝ๐•’๐•ฅ โ„‚๐•’๐•ž๐•ก ๐••๐•–๐•๐•š๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•™๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฃ, ๐•™๐•ฆ๐•ž๐• ๐•ฃ, ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•’ ๐•๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ฅ๐•๐•– ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•’๐•“ ๐• ๐•— ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•’๐•๐•˜๐•š๐•’ ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ช๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•– ๐•จ๐•™๐•  ๐•˜๐•ฃ๐•–๐•จ ๐•ฆ๐•ก ๐•–๐•ง๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•ค๐•๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ๐•๐•ช ๐•’๐•—๐•ฃ๐•’๐•š๐•• ๐• ๐•— ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐••๐•’๐•ฃ๐•œ.”



And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Gory Book Worm

-Nichole